Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-16-2011, 12:46 PM   #41
Senior Member
 
lindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Jamestown NY
Posts: 588
There are areas that like you to dump "GREY" water to help water the greenery, especally areas that are by nature very arid.
__________________

__________________

2012 Winnebago "Journey To Insanity" 40U
2008 Dakota Sport 4x4
2004 Subaru Baja - DW's
2006 Honda Shadow Aero - TOAD for now.
F.R.O.G. member
lindy is offline  
Old 09-16-2011, 01:27 PM   #42
Member
 
dennis5_0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 31
Dumping grey water

We never used to think too much about dumping the grey water out onto the ground at campsites, but that was before it was un-green to do so. Now with all the regulations and laws? allthough I haven't actually seen one, I would never dump my tank onto the ground. Our last camping trip our grey tank was filled to the top(almost anyway), I unhooked out TT and took it to the dump station, what a pain in the a@@,lol. My wife and I have now decided we are either going to only stay in full service CG or are going to get a honey wagon and bring it along, no more moving the TT in the middle of out camping trip.


Dennis
__________________

__________________
Dennis and Cheryl
2006 Ford F150 SC
2011 Tracer 2910BHS
F'ton N.B. Canada
dennis5_0 is offline  
Old 09-16-2011, 01:43 PM   #43
Senior Member
 
Bill_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 193
Dumping Grey Water

Wow, this topic is getting a lot more coverage than I ever thought it would. Nice thread, lots of opinions, and no red-necked come-backs. Respect is what I like about this forum. Respect for each other and respect for each persons opinion. What would be the point if we all agreed with everything? There are a lot of opinions on this thread, and each one is probably right.

I think our comments are coming from our own experiences in the type of campgrounds we stay in.

If you live in a highly populated area where you have to make a reservation to stay in a campground and the sites are booked every day for the season, then I can fully understand the comments of not wanting grey water dumped. Yeah, it would stink.

There are the other campers who stay in the 'remote sites' with a minimum of activity and if the previous camper, a few days ago, maybe a week ago, dumped their grey water, you would never know it.

The latter is the type of campgrounds we have around here. The shrubs and bushes are lush green and grass surrounds the campsites. Go out 20 yards into the bush and it is crispy dry and dust.

It is our different experience as to what a campground is that forms our opinions.

Which brings up a question of outside showers on our trailers??? Where does the water go in the outhouses in a campground? An outhouse here is a pit (never pumped) with a stinky shed over it. Our campgrounds don't have public flush toilets or showers in them. Fresh water, if they have it, is a single pump and handle. No dumping stations. Haul it to town and dump at the municipal campground.
__________________
DRINK COFFEE--do stupid things faster and with more energy ! Rockwood 5th wheel, Signature Untralite, 8244S
Tow Vehicle: Ram 3500 6.4 litre Hemi.
Bill_C is offline  
Old 09-16-2011, 01:48 PM   #44
AKA Bluebird
 
dimurrrw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 1,061
Send a message via Yahoo to dimurrrw
What about tenters?
__________________
Happy Camping! ///// Richard D.
2006 4x4 Ford 250 SD / 2007 Flagstaff 827 FLS
One very patient wife and one furry child who travels with us. Forty-two years of trailering and camping, and I still have a blast.

dimurrrw is offline  
Old 09-16-2011, 02:02 PM   #45
Senior Member
 
Bill_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 193
Dumping grey water

Quote:
Originally Posted by dimurrrw View Post
What about tenters?
Tents have holding tanks now? Man, camping has come a long ways!
__________________
DRINK COFFEE--do stupid things faster and with more energy ! Rockwood 5th wheel, Signature Untralite, 8244S
Tow Vehicle: Ram 3500 6.4 litre Hemi.
Bill_C is offline  
Old 09-16-2011, 02:34 PM   #46
Senior Member
 
ken0042's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Calgary
Posts: 375
I think he meant what do tenters do with their grey water? I know you were having some fun, but it brings up a valid point. I will agree most tenters will produce less grey water, they still end up dumping it on the ground or in the fire pit.

Or like RubenZ said; he rinses his utensils- which also puts grey water onto the ground.
__________________
Wolf Pup T16P owner

"The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that it is nearly impossible to discern if they are genuine." - Abraham Lincoln
ken0042 is offline  
Old 09-16-2011, 03:45 PM   #47
Senior Member
 
Rugged Brown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,098
I went to the dumping station to dump and when I removed the sewer cover, out poured gallons of grey water all over my feet, legs and arms. My little nephew, being the inquisitive and exploring type, apparently opened the grey water gate the night before. At least he got the blame. I wouldn't do a stupid thing like forget to close the gate after my last dump. I didn't notice this when I removed the sewer cover. Grey water stinks, is greasy , and I wouldn't want toe be stepping in that at any campsite where the camper before me dumped his grey tanks.
__________________
Terry/Bernadette
Lily the Yorkie
2015 Dodge Ram Sport 1500
2015 Crossroads Zinger ZT28BH
Rugged Brown is offline  
Old 09-16-2011, 03:57 PM   #48
Senior Member
 
lindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Jamestown NY
Posts: 588
There is a way to keep the grey water from stinking. Add about 1/4 gl clorox to and empty grey tank then fill with water and let set for a bit. The only reason grey water stinks is when there's a significant amount of food waste going into the grey tank. I usually flush my grey tank about every other month.
__________________

2012 Winnebago "Journey To Insanity" 40U
2008 Dakota Sport 4x4
2004 Subaru Baja - DW's
2006 Honda Shadow Aero - TOAD for now.
F.R.O.G. member
lindy is offline  
Old 09-16-2011, 04:04 PM   #49
AKA Bluebird
 
dimurrrw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 1,061
Send a message via Yahoo to dimurrrw
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rugged Brown View Post
Grey water stinks, is greasy , and I wouldn't want toe be stepping in that at any campsite where the camper before me dumped his grey tanks.

Gee, I wonder what causes that stink? Could it possibly be bacteria?
__________________
Happy Camping! ///// Richard D.
2006 4x4 Ford 250 SD / 2007 Flagstaff 827 FLS
One very patient wife and one furry child who travels with us. Forty-two years of trailering and camping, and I still have a blast.

dimurrrw is offline  
Old 09-16-2011, 04:36 PM   #50
Senior Member
 
RubenZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Rio Grande Valley Texas
Posts: 357
Quote:
Originally Posted by Labzy View Post

... I can bet they wouldn't think of watering their lawns/gardens at home with it.

Actually We had a lemon tree that had roots burst into a sewer pipe we had. That sucker got water every time the sink was run and toilet flushed Needless to say it was the BEST producing LEMON tree anyone probably saw They were the JUCIEST Lemons we'd ever seen. In fact back in the days people out in the country would have their Washing Machine Drain go to the outside to water stuff.
__________________

__________________
__________________________________

Ruben Zamora
2007 Silverado 2500HD 4x4 Dmax/Allison, 4" Exhaust-no cat-no muffler
2012 Palomino Puma 23FB
RubenZ is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:58 AM.